We connect students with their environment.

 
 
 

What is Our School?

Using binoculars, field journals, and museum study specimens from UCSC’s Ken Norris Center for Natural History, The Bird School Project visits schools in the Monterey Bay area and makes it possible for students to foster awareness, knowledge, and love for local natural places through bird watching just outside their classroom door.

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Our Impact

When we make the space and provide the resources for students to learn from the outdoor world, we open a new channel of insight and understanding. Learn how BSP is making a difference and get to know the effects of doing science outdoors.

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Ready to join us? There are a variety of ways for you to get involved. Sign up for our eNews, follow us on social media, donate to our cause, or even participate in our program. We started this program with the main goal of sharing it with others and we'd love to have you on board.

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Check out our videos below to hear about what we do and who we are.

             Hear from students about The Bird School Project
   Music Credit: Julie and Joe from Jayme Stone's Lomax Project.        Check out their incredible music at http://jaymestone.com

     Hear from founders Kevin Condon and Darrow Feldstein                                       about the need for Bird School


  • The curriculum and staff were highly engaging and made learning about birds exciting and fun. Students also learned valuable skills in observing, researching, and note-taking which can be applied to many curriculum areas. The Bird School Project is a terrific, hands-on, environmental education program.
    — 5th grade teacher, Bradley Elementary School
  • I really liked the life science unit most notably for giving students relevant skills they can apply to the rest of their life: keeping a field journal entry, questioning and hypothesizing, observing closely, enjoying nature, learning to identify birds.
    — 7th grade science teacher, Aptos Junior High School
  • “I thought it was great! It gave the students a chance to really explore the natural world around them. I think oftentimes people take what’s right around them for granted, so this gave them a chance to slow down and notice!”
    — 5th grade teacher, Bay View Elementary
  • “You presented an enriching program that allowed students to look at the world around them in a new light.”
    — 7th grade science teacher, New Brighton Middle School